The Least Among Us

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Why are people so angry at those in need?

Every day, quote after quote pops up on social media sites. Often it’s the words of Ben Franklin* (inaccurately accredited to the Bible):  ”God helps those who helps themselves.” Yesterday I read “You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.” These are the words of a Presbyterian minister, but had been falsely presented as a quote from Abraham Lincoln as “proof” that our 16th President had much in common with today’s Conservative agenda.… [Read more]

What If President Obama IS Just Like Saul Alinsky?

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You say that as if it’s a bad thing!

Is President Obama the second coming of Saul Alinsky?  Lately, with so many comparative references between the two, Newt Gingrich might have you think so.  In my best Jewish mother’s voice I say:  “Meh! You say that as if it’s a bad thing!”  I wish that President Obama could  fully channel Alinsky’s revolutionary style, but alas, he’s a Democratic President.… [Read more]

The Curious Case of Jacobo Árbenz

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The Cold War was a war of two differing courses for humankind.  The United States and its allies fought a bitter war of ideas with the Soviet Union and its Communist brethren.  It was a war, however, that involved more than words.  For the two sides, in their quests for spheres of influence, resorted to anything to ‘secure’ these spheres.… [Read more]

Health Care Reform: Round 2

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Ultra conservative Tea Bagger households won’t be places of happiness and joy tonight.  Why?  The ‘Party of NO’ was just dealt a blow by the U.S. Court of Appeals HAHAHA!!!  I LOVE it!  Couldn’t happen to a more foul bunch of obstructionists!!: President Obama’s Healthcare Reform Law stands.

Disclaimer:  When the issue of healthcare reform was tackled after President Obama’s inauguration, I wanted to see a single payer system passed.  … [Read more]